Category Archives: God’s Presence with us

Pictures from Texas

August 30 No doubt, like me, you are moved by the pictures of the devastation we have seen, coming from Texas, in the news lately. So much water. Bringing so much hardship and destruction and suffering. It is so hard … Continue reading

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A God of Faith

August 1 “Have the faith of God!” (Jesus, literal translation from Mark 11:22) A few days ago, we talked about faith in God… I wanted to return to this phrase, because it is so packed with promise and possibility. We … Continue reading

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“Under Sonstruction”

July 28 “But to all who believed Him… He gave the right to become sons of God.” (John 1:12) I used to paint quite a bit. Not rooms. Real paintings – nature scenes, mountains, lighthouses, etc. I actually learned the … Continue reading

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An Objection to God’s Love

July 24 Today, I want to follow-up on my thoughts about trash and treasure, by attempting to answer an objection that runs deep in the hearts of the skeptical. I hear this objection often when it comes to the issue … Continue reading

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A God of Immediacy; part 3 Old vs. New

July 13 “Behold, I make all things new.” (from Revelation 21:5) We have been talking about how the Bible has revealed God to be a God of immediacy. He is not a God of gradual processes. When He acts, His … Continue reading

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A Very Present Help

July 2 Before we move on to talking about the cure that God offers us, we need to pause and address the objection that often rolls around in our heads. It goes something like this… “What do you mean God … Continue reading

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The God Imprint; part 4 God-shaped Vacuum…

June 21 We have all probably heard some spiritual sage tell us that we each have a God-shaped vacuum that only He can fill. This is certainly true. That vacuum began when God had the idea of us, and proceeded … Continue reading

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